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B. J. Vorster
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President Balthazar Johannes Vorster
4th State President of South Africa
In office
10 October 1978 – 4 June 1979
Preceded by Marais Viljoen (acting)
Succeeded by Marais Viljoen
8th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
13 September 1966 – 2 October 1978
Preceded by Hendrik Verwoerd
Succeeded by P. W. Botha
Personal details
Born (1915-12-13)13 December 1915
Uitenhage, Cape Province
Died 10 September 1983(1983-09-10) (aged 67)
Cape Town
Political party National Party
Alma mater University of Stellenbosch

Balthazar Johannes Vorster was a South African politician. He served as the Prime Minister of South Africa and State President of South Africa. He is commonly known as John Vorster.

Vorster believed in apartheid. He was part of a group who sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment.

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